Welcome to another edition of WWE Recap Report — a breakdown of the biggest takeaways of the week from WWE programming for those who may have missed out.
Whether you need to catch up on a show, had too busy of a week to stay on top of the breaking news or just skipped out on WWE as a whole, I’ve got you covered.
Obviously, not every single thing will be recapped here in detail. But this is your TL;DR of the week to be caught up to speed before the next Monday Night Raw so you’re not left in the dark.
With that being said, here is a quick rundown of this week in WWE.
MONDAY NIGHT RAW
- The show opened with a promo from Randy Orton who said he’s no longer The Legend Killer, but a legend. Drew McIntyre attacked him after Alexa Bliss came out and Orton was anticipating The Fiend, instead. The Miz tried to cash in Money in the Bank, but McIntyre took him out, too.
- Jeff Hardy beat Elias by pinfall in a Guitar on a Pole match.
- Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler retained the women’s tag titles over Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke by submission.
- Bobby Lashley beat R-Truth by submission. He then beat up Drew Gulak, who was trying to capitalize and win the 24/7 title. After taking out Gulak, Lashley placed Gulak on R-Truth’s body to allow him to win the 24/7 title anyway.
- After some bickering, prompted from AJ Styles calling himself team captain, Braun Strowman beat Sheamus and Keith Lee in a triple threat match to earn a spot on Team Raw.
- Nia Jax beat Lana by pinfall and then put her through a table again.
- The Hurt Business beat The New Day in a non-title match by pinfall.
- Ricochet beat Tucker by pinfall and then RETRIBUTION beat down both of them.
- Drew McIntyre beat The Miz and John Morrison in a handicap match by pinfall.
- Dakota Kai defeated Ember Moon by pinfall.
- Kushida defeated Cameron Grimes by submission
- Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan interrupted a match between Ever-Rise and Killian Dain/Drake Maverick for a double disqualification. McAfee then cut a promo afterward about how they’re the best group in NXT and they burned an Undisputed ERA banner. Dain attacked them, but Dunne took him out with a car door and they left.
- Johnny Gargano talked about how he has no problem with wheels and has made history as the first ever two-time North American champion. He then beat Ghostface in the board game Life.
- Toni Storm defeated Shotzi Blackheart by pinfall. After the match, Candice LeRae revealed she stole Shotzi’s tank and ran it over.
- Jake Atlas fought with Legado del Fantasma in the parking lot.
- Timothy Thatcher had another submission exhibition, this time with Akeem. Anthony Greene then came out to fight with Thatcher.
- Xia Li asked William Regal for a match against Raquel Gonzalez next week.
- Tommaso Ciampa defeated Velveteen Dream by pinfall
- Titus O’Neil defeated Erik by pinfall.
- Humberto Carrillo defeated Lince Dorado by pinfall.
- Gallus defeated Sam Gradwell and Pretty Deadly by pinfall.
- Jinny defeated Aleah James by pinfall.
- A-Kid defeated Noam Dar in the semifinals of the NXT UK Heritage Cup tournament.
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN
- Sasha Banks retained the SmackDown women’s title over Bayley by submission and was attacked by Carmella after the match.
- King Corbin beat Rey Mysterio by pinfall to earn a spot on Team SmackDown.
- Ruby Riott beat Natalya and Zelina Vega to earn a spot on Team SmackDown.
- Seth Rollins (with some help from Murphy, who seems back aligned with him) beat Otis to earn a spot on Team SmackDown.
- Lars Sullivan spoke again about how he’s been bullied his whole life.
- Jey Uso beat Kevin Owens beat Jey Uso by pinfall.
- Mansoor defeated Ashante “Thee” Adonis by pinfall.
- Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese defeated August Grey and Curt Stallion by pinfall
What were your big takeaways from this week? Tell everyone your thoughts on this past week in WWE by leaving a comment below!